The phone is really good. Very fast os and damn good bluetooth. And the camera works well too. Just problem finding apps for the damn thing otherwise is a nice phone for the price overall!
Brief Comment then a question
Just got the phone in the US (T-Mobile). So far, it's the perfect phone for today's college student (GO PENN STATE). I got no complaints, it's waaaay better than my roomates' Treo 650s. One downside is the low speaker/speakerphone volume. Also, it's hard to play java games that require a keypad, the A780 doesn't have a keypad when u r playing java games so can't play my SUDOKU. Anyone can correct me.
Opera browser works perfectly, Opera mini sucks!!! It says "testing" forever. EDGE is great, the Bluetooth turns on in stealth mode (something like that), you have to make it Discoverable for ppl to see you.
Does anyone know where I can get an antivirus program for my A780? My bro got Norton on his Nokia 6260 and I'm jealous.
The Link are doing A780 on T-Mobile,it's free
on £30 a month contract.
Nevermind. I called customer service at Cingular and he helped me figure it out.
The SMS "Service Center Number" was incorrect so I corrected it. I had my own phonenumber in there it was suppose to be:
and for the pop3 on my yahoo I realized that I made a big mistake.
On the incoming server the port number I had was 25. It was actually port 110. I should have done a little more research.
But nonetheless this website is awesome. If anyone has problems I would be more than happy to help with whatever I know.
I have figured out MMS, SMS, Web, and POP3/IMAP with the help of this site and some other ones.
This is the best website ever just to let you know. I just bought the phone yesterday and I had problems with the MMS, SMS, Browser and the Email.
I went through about 15 pages of reading old posts and figured out the MMS and Browser problems. However, I still cant get SMS and the email to work.
I have Cingular, and would apreciate it very much if you could possibly help figure out the SMS issue. It keeps saying "fail to send .... resend"
On the setup I used my phonenumber for "service center number" expire after "Maximum" and GPRS "No" is that the right setting?
Amd for POP3 access for my yahoo it just doesn't work. HELP.
For those that need the page rendering picture (fit all content on the page) you can use opera mini or in the wwwBrowser select menu view and fit to screen. I like the Opera 7 browser better than the Opera Mini. But I am glad that we have more than 1 choice.
You can get it new unlocked on ebay for about $375USD (including shipping). This phone is suppose to come with two batteries and a 128 Transflash card that I believe the ebay dealers are not giving it to us.
If you want something that fix in your pocket that looks nice and comes with a bunch of features, this is the phone that you want. If you are looking to get additional applications installed there aren't that many useful java apps for this.
I like this phone alot, I had a treo 650 and the call handling was bad, too big, mp3 reboots after 4/5 songs. This phone hasn't crashed once. I was playing mp3, got a call mp3 player stopped, when the call was over it restarted playing.
how do you find the GPS feature ... Ive tried 2 but both have lost signal (red bars) over a wide area (15 miles) ... if you have - are there any solutions ...
Ok guys, maybe I'm crazy, how do you delete the call logs from the A780? I can't find it.
Thanks David anything to help a fellow NYkr. I used to live there. I sent a picture to your email address.
thnx so much for your help. i, & perhaps all other users, appreciate your time, effort & spirit of good-sport. good to meet people like you in our society who aren't just out there for their own interests.
i changed my settings on my mms. since you gave both the mmsc..... setting, as well as the nymeric IP setting, for profile setup, i tried both to send pics to a friend who has a razor. i'll find out tomorrow wether she got both pics.
as far as my email. i figured a couple of weeks ago to put in the numeric ip addresses in send- & recieve- setups. however my server numbers are different than yours because i'm hooking it up to read my verizon.net (not the cell phone company but my home dsl isp) email accounts messages; not my mycingular.com emails. i don't actually use mycingular as my email account. i guess i could. on the other hand, i can't configure my yahoo emails to the phone because yahoo isn't pop; unless i pay to subscribe to their pop account. but that's alright. in any case, my email function on the phone works beautifully now. downloads actually are not that slow.
i spoke to another cingular customer service guy today to find out about edge coverage in manhattan; he said it should be strong. so i wonder if it's my phone. but if it's only a matter of speed, between G & E; it's not really an issue for me. what i have now is relatively fast. i don't expect it to be like broadband.
so herm. since we're communicating so much, would you like to exchange cell phone numbers? for one, we can send each other pics & what no if we need to test something ..... what do you think? here's my email address: email@example.com. you can send it to me that way, instead of posting it here.
thnx a million again
This document gives you all the formats supported by the a780:
Audio: MP3, WAV, WMA, Real, AAC
Video: 3GPP, MPEG-4 , Real Player Video
I would like to get mpeg to play as well.
Just figured out what the deal is with MMS. I was having the same issue as you with email/MMS until I found a posting on the internet that said to use the ip address instead of the host name. Here we go:
for MMS do as follows:
1. Goto Message Main Page
2. Open Menu
3. Service Setup
4. Multimedia Message
5. Edit a new Profile with the following setting
MMSC: http://mmsc.cingular.com (use the ip address instead 220.127.116.11)
(your network profile)
Wap Gateway IP:
Wap Gateway IP(2):
6. Expire After: Maximum
7. Max Sending Size: 200k
8. Check Auto download
9. DON'T Check not when roaming (because when you use a non-Cingular phone system will think you are always ROAMING)
Maibox Name: Anything you'd like
NickName: I guess, if you would like to change the default email address on your message
Same as receive Setup (if you are using the same server to receive check this otherwise uncheck and put your credentials.
Receive Setup: Same approach. the most import thing is to use IP Address instead of server name.